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NDN Collective COP27

Nick Tilsen’s Opening Message for the Indigenous Peoples’ Pavilion at COP27

COP27 Presidency meets with Indigenous Peoples’ Caucus

Janene Yazzie spoke on behalf of the North American Region to the COP27 Presidency on how Indigenous Peoples in both developed and developing nations are facing challenges and need direct access to climate financing. She also raised the urgent need to distinguish between Local Communities and Indigenous Peoples, because Indigenous Peoples have a recognized body of rights that are important for our self determination.

WEEK 2 Events:

Coastal Resilience: How Alignment of Funding, Policy, Codes and Measurement Help Build Resilient Communities and NationsStream: http://NDNCO.CC/CJFIN
11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Indigenous Knowledge in Global Climate Science, Policy, and ActionWhite House Office of Science and Technology Policy, UN Foundation, and NDN Collective
9:00 am – 10:00 amUS Center | Blue Zone

WEEK 1 Events:

Scaling and Implementing Indigenous-led Solutionspresented by NDN Collective
Climate Action Innovation Zone
11:00 AM – 12:00 PMClimate Action Stage
Indigenous Women on The Frontlines
on How To Be a Good Ally
The HOPE House, Four Seasons Registration
5:00 PM – 6:00 PMThe HOPE House
In Conversation with Sonia Guajajara, Jade Begay & Xiye BastidaFireside Chat: New York Times Climate Forward
12:00 PM – 12:30 PMLIVESTREAM
Global Models for LANDBACK & Indigenous Led-ConservationModerated by Jade Begay
Panel: Janene Yazzie, Eriel Deranger, Leila Salazar Lopez, Nicole Yanes
2:00 PM – 3:00 PMIndigenous Pavilion
Indigenous Pavilion Opening CeremonyLive Stream: https//
9:00 AM – 10:00 AMBlue Zone
Implementing Solutions for all of Americafeat. Special Envoy John Kerry, Michael Bloomberg & Janene Yazzie
Live Stream:
10:00 AM – 11:00 AMUS Pavilion | Blue Zone
Climate Finance through an Indigenous Lens: Investing in Indigenous Self-DeterminationLive Stream:
5:45 PM – 7:00 PMIndigenous Pavilion
Photo Gallery: Climate Finance Panel

Photo’s courtesy of NDN Collective

Photo Gallery: Indigenous Pavilion Opening

Photos courtesy of NDN Collective

Photo Gallery: New York Times Climate Forward

Photos courtesy of NDN Collective

NDN Collective Statement on COP27 Negotiation Outcomes

“We call on nation states to sever their relationships to the fossil fuels industry, fully commit to phasing out of fossil fuels, and utilize the core tenets of a Just Transition. Anything less is a failure to all of humanity.”

COP 27: NDN Collective’s Recap of Week One at the United Nations 27th Annual Conference of the Parties (COP) in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt

“Our delegation has been participating in the Indigenous Peoples Caucus and the Local Communities Indigenous Peoples Platform, as well as tracking negotiations, meeting with government officials, and more.”

COP27: NDN Collective Meets with White House Climate Advisor

“In their discussion with White House Climate Advisor Ali Zaidi, NDN Collective, alongside frontline Indigenous and Black organizers touched on issue areas including IRA, mining, oil and gas leases.”

COP27: Indigenous Climate Expert Gives Speech at COP27 World Leaders Summit

“We have to center rights and community wellbeing if we are really going to develop the holistic solutions and approaches that are necessary to truly enable effective action for a just transition for people and the planet.”

COP27: Indigenous Peoples’ Pavilion Opens

“The Indigenous Peoples Pavilion provides space and resources for Indigenous relatives from across the globe to share knowledge and strategize around getting real solutions in front of decision makers who can – and must – take bold action to save our shared planet.”

COP27: NDN Collective Announces Key Events and Issue Areas

“One of NDN Collective’s main purposes at COP27 is to actively interrogate the barriers preventing Indigenous Peoples from being decision makers within these conferences and negotiations.”

COP27: NDN Collective to Partner with Indigenous Peoples’ Caucus, Send Delegation to Negotiations

“NDN Collective is working to shift power dynamics that exist within the COP which have historically silenced the voices of Indigenous Peoples. Our efforts at COP are part of our overall effort to decolonize spaces and transform systems to center the needs and rights of Indigenous and frontline communities.”

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